St. Louis Art Galleries
LOM Staff Reports
St. Louis is home to two internationally respected art houses, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, that put the Gateway City on the map as one of the go-to Midwestern cities for quality contemporary art. This article will look into five other locations that expand the vocabulary of contemporary art in our region by adding local flavors and up-to-date trends.
2222 Art Gallery and Studio
Located in the McKinley Heights district, 2222 is both the address on South Jefferson Avenue and the namesake of this studio that doesn’t pretend to be what it is not. Expect more of a pop art workshop than a stuffy art gallery. This studio is focused on social expression with vivid spray paint murals and repeating pattern pants, jackets and hoodies. The branding is instantly recognizable: the eyez are all on you!
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2222 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104
The Vino Gallery
The Central West End is home to this gallery featuring local fine art. The real attraction is the selection of small batch wines with a focus on customer service, product education and sampling with wine tastings daily after 5pm and all day Saturday.
4701 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108
Soulard Art Gallery
Where St. Louis has made local farmers welcome with the Soulard Farmer’s Market, the Soulard Art Gallery hopes to replicate with community oriented artwork. All exhibits are free to the public and contain a cross section of media
including photography, painting, sculpture, and pottery. The gallery works with Youth Education and Health in Soulard to preserve historic Soulard buildings and sponsoring mentorship for disadvantaged youth.
2028 S. 12th St., St. Louis, MO 63104
Concrete Ocean Art Gallery
A gallery specializing in opening and closing receptions for local fine art, Concrete Ocean is free to the public. Located at Jefferson and Shenandoah, the gallery offers open figure drawing sessions for an entry fee on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
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2257 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104
Mad Art Gallery
Hosting exhibitions and themed events, Mad Art Gallery seeks to showcase local artists both established and
emerging. Exhibitions often last between six to eight weeks and range from contemporary fine art, live performance art and music, theatrical and film. Private events, weddings and
galas as well as catering and cocktail/bar are other services offered.
www.madart.com | Facebook.com/MadArtSTL
2727 S. 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118